USDA Releases New Short Policy and Procedure Guides for HPAI

Earlier this week the United States Department of Agriculture(USDA) released new short policy and procedure guides for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) website.  While these documents were created with attention to the poultry industry they are an excellent resource for zoological institutions as well.  Links to the relevant pages are included below.  The ZAHP Fusion Center is currently working with the USDA and other federal partners to create a checklist specifically geared towards the managed wildlife community.


FAD Prep Materials and Resources: 

HPAI Processing Indemnity Payments

HPAI Movement Control

HPAI Restocking & Environmental Sampling

All HPAI Outbreak 2014-2015 short policy and procedure guides

HPAI Red Book, SOPs, education & training materials




USDA Avian Influenza Web Page